Median of the Art/Technique of the Artist
This piece was on the tail end of my journey in the Harn and captured my attention and appreciation the second time I glanced at it. I passed the wall of pottery, thinking not much of it, to go on into a showcase room that had massive tangible pieces, which were roped off, on display. Coming back, I got a better look at the wall and all of the unique pieces inside it. As said, the uniqueness and individuality of each piece was imperfect. The whole wall made me realize that it is okay not to follow a crowd and not to be like “everyone else.” In opinion, once you step back and notice all of the imperfections of not only yourself, but also others, you get a better sense on what exactly your values and your reasoning for placement within humanity is.
The specific pieces within the display, I could not and would not pick a favorite. Each was striking in its own way. From the color and patterns to the shape, size, and texture, each was different. Seeing it in person allowed for me to appreciate the artist work so much more because by simply studying a picture, one cannot see the labor put into the finite detail.
Spotlight: Latin America was painted on a wall, with visible light shining down on the words for emphasis and probably for dramatic effect. The design of the exhibit, which followed many of the others in the museum, was genius. The colored walls tied the whole section together. This organization made it, in opinion, more impacting on the visitor. Even the picture frames held significance, as they also were colored a brown and some, black, cream, and/or white. In short, the pallet flowed appropriately. I think the color choice of the walls and frames for the Latin American section specifically was ironic. Lots of people associate the Latin American culture, heritage, etc. as a more rural and nature based lifestyle. The Latin American people can also be somewhat strict according to their values and cultural beliefs pertaining to religion, etc. The art on display also plays with this color scheme and this theme.